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Man charged with murder of Indian-origin man in UK

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A 26-year-old man in the UK has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of an Indian-origin man who was stabbed to death in a supermarket parking area.

Mohammed, 24, was formally identified by as the victim of the attack in Slough, near London, on Friday, when was produced before Reading charged with his murder.

Nadeem, from Hyderabad, was living in south-west with his parents and seven-month pregnant wife. The family is being supported by specially-trained officers from the police force.

"Aqib Pervaiz, aged 26, of Rochford Gardens, Slough, was charged this evening (Friday) with one count of murder," said in a statement.

"It is in connection with an incident in at 12.32 PM on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of 24-year-old Mohammed, from Southall, in the of in Wellington Street. Mr Mohammed had been stabbed in the chest and taken to hospital where he died," the statement said.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of Nadeem's death as a stab wound to the chest.

Pervaiz, believed to have known Nadeem from his work as a in Slough, was arrested in and has been remanded in custody.

Relatives paid tribute to soft-spoken Nadeem, who married Afsha less than a year ago in and she joined him in Britain only a month ago.

"Everyone is in a terrible state. His wife is devastated and so are his parents," said Nadeem's uncle

"He was a good man. Hard working. He didn't deserve this," he said.

The store where Nadeem worked as an issued a statement expressing "shock and upset" at the murder.

"We're obviously shocked and upset at what's happened in Our only thoughts are for our colleague's friends, family and co-workers. We're doing everything we can to support them," read the statement.

Earlier, said the victim was rushed to hospital from a of supermarket in Wellington Street in Slough, on the western suburbs of London, but died from his stab wounds on Wednesday.

"I understand that this would have caused concern in the community, but I would like to offer some reassurance to the public that we do not believe this incident to be a random attack, and that the people involved in the incident are believed to be known to one another," said Ian Hunter, of the Thames Valley Police Major

The police said its officers were still in the early stages of the investigation and are working hard to establish the full circumstances and establish witnesses to the crime.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 20:41 IST